Just Who and What is TLC?
After many years of dedicated service in Eswatini, The Luke Commission is recognized as a leading health care provider and is openly appreciated by both the governments of the United States and the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Operating since 2005 under the direction of Dr. Harry and Echo (PAC) VanderWal, The Luke Commission (TLC) offers free healthcare and hope to people to the people of Eswatini, in partnership with the Emaswati people and the Ministry of Health.
The Emaswati who live in remote areas are the poor, the elderly, the children, and the ill. Often those who are sickest return to their rural homesteads to seek final care from relatives. This is where TLC began its work. Mobile hospital outreach sites were set up in the outermost parts of this small country, whose population was fighting for its very existence during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. As the years have passed, TLC has continued its outreach efforts, bringing compassionate, comprehensive care to the people, with mobile, temporary, and fixed-site clinics. In 2013 TLC opened the Miracle Campus in central Eswatini, offering outpatient, inpatient, surgical, emergency, and critical care services.
The Emaswati who live in remote areas are the poor, the elderly, the children, and the ill. Often those who are sickest return to their rural homesteads to seek final care from relatives.
This is where TLC intercedes. Mobile hospital outreach sites are set up in outermost parts of this small country, whose population is fighting for its very existence. HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of countless Emaswati and left one-fifth of the children as orphans. Delaying orphanhood. That has become one of the main aims of The Luke Commission.
Patients are tested, counseled and linked to treatment for HIV/AIDS. Those suspected of having TB are x-rayed and started on medications.